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Thoughts On Charles Duhigg’s New Yorker Piece

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw this tweet in my feed yesterday and read the New Yorker piece when I woke up this morning: @fdestin @MacConwell @HarryStebbings any VC 'fairy godfathers of success' viewpoints? "Building "Building a solid business, but the V.C.s wanted fantasy… the hope that one lucky wager would more than offset many bad bets." " #startups @fredwilson blog fodder [link] — Claudia Lamb (@cloudylamb) November 23, 2020. Here’s what I think.


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Kahoot drops $50M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable


After raising $215 million from SoftBank to double down on the surge of interest in online learning, Kahoot has made an acquisition to expand the scope of subjects that it covers.

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Discord is close to closing a round that would value the company at up to $7B


Discord , the communications service that’s become the 21st century’s answer to MUD rooms, is close to closing a new round of financing that would value the company at up to $7 billion, according to sources with knowledge of the round.

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How to Find the Path to Success During COVID-19

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5 top investors in Dutch startups discuss trends, hopes and 2020 opportunities


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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

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Pay-per-mile auto insurer Metromile is heading to public markets via SPAC


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Physicist Creates a New Universe?—?Reveals an Important Lesson About Startups

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Mobile banking app Current raises $131M Series C, tops 2 million members


challenger bank Current, which has doubled its member base in less than six months, announced this morning it raised $131 million in Series C funding, led by Tiger Global Management.

[Zebra in Yahoo Finance] Storm ID and Zebra Medical Vision to Co-Develop Revolutionary New AI Based Osteoporosis Prevention Solution as Part Of UK-Israel Collaboration


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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

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Marie Ekeland launches 2050, a new fund with radically ambitious, long-term goals


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Learn how to access funding for your startup at TC Sessions: Space 2020


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National Car Rental: Extending Loyalty Benefits by a Full Year

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

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New venture firm The-Wolfpack takes a fresh approach to D2C startups


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5 Must-Haves for Starting a Main Street Business


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Reader Survey 2021 Startup Catalyst Brief

2020 was a challenging year for startup professionals. Here at Startup Catalyst Brief, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Startup Catalyst Brief's many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.